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The 4+ Best Dog Friendly Places in Boone, NC

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Explore Boone, however all opinions are our own. What do dog owners do before traveling? Look for the best places to take their dog on a trip, of course. We recently went to one of our favorite mountain towns for an overnight stay and put together this […]

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Benefits of Hiking – Thoughts From The Trail

Three benefits of hiking from Leisure and Leashes #leisureandleashes

Besides the health benefits of hiking, a spontaneous hiking trip can provide many bonuses. Thoughts From The Trail: Benefits of Hiking Recently, I took a trip with McCartney to South Mountains State Park. As we were on the trail, I began to realize there are many benefits of hiking. Alleviate Stress With Hiking One of […]

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Our October Carolina Beach Trip

Mom with all the pups on our Carolina Beach trip! #leisureandleashes #carolinabeach

There are a ton of things to do in Carolina Beach, which is just one of the reasons we decided to go there for our anniversary trip. This year we wanted to try something different and had to decide between the beach or the mountains. We frequent the mountains because it’s just a hop and skip […]

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Max Patch – Hiking A Mountaintop

Hiking with dogs at Max Patch in WNC!

Our trips to Max Patch in Western North Carolina have been amazing. Out of the 4 years Nicole went to college at UNC Asheville, we never knew of this place. If we did, we would have probably gone every other weekend. If you haven’t been to Max Patch and live close to WNC, you need […]

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